Friday, October 8, 2010

Purna Returns!!!

Hello all Purna fans... She returns! Well today was Purna's three month post opp appt. So not quite sure if I feel like it was three months ago or yesterday. I think Purna thought it was a long time ago tell she saw all the doctors walk in the room. She freaked out pretty quick. They took her head specs and you would of thought she was going into surgery again. Weird how she just senses something and knows. Her head size is now in the 50 percent from the 20 pecernt she was in before her surgery. So that is good and now her brain can grow grow grow!!!

Other than Purna being really upset at first her appt went just fine. It was short and sweet. The nuero surgen actually said when he first saw her " wow does she look good I could not even tell right away which side was the fused side, the curve of her face is already straighter" so that made me feel good. But then her plastic surgen says well you can see her nose still slants to the right. It's so suddel I hardly even notice and I'm the mommy. My point is that is how detailed this surgeon is. She know so well what she is looking at. And then again this makes me happy with the chioce we made for Purna. They said she will be a good three years old before her skull is fully healed and closed up. So intell then she is like Frankenstein baby with her bummpy plates sticking out the side of her head. I don't mind at all when I see them to me that is a reminder every day that this is behind us and she is a healthy happy girl.

Her eyes look great now. They are still a bit uneven but to most would never notice. Her right eye is still a bit pulled tight and still has some relaxing to do. You can only really tell when she is looking down or her eyes are shut. So I guess if that stayed that way Purna will never see it, being she will be looking down or have her eyes shut.

Her hair has grown back fast. And boy o boy is she blonde. She kinda has a comb over but it goes fowards like a comb foward so you really can't see the scar on the top. However it is pretty red down the sides. Being her hair is so light you can see it. People always think it's a headband mark. But as soon as her hair is long it will be less apparent. I think I ended up finally taking out the lasted burried stich about a month and a half after. They really hung around for a while I'll tell you.

Purna is walking now. Which as you parents know changes the "flow" of our life as we know it. And if we had a nickel for every time our babies fell with this learning process we could retire in about a week. Now add Purna falling 20 times a day.... I'm not getting nickels I'm getting heart attacks!!! So I did what any good paranoid ( with good reason I tell myself) mom would do and got her a little safety helmet to wear. Ok before you all start judging I only put it on her when she is walking or falling around the house, when she rides her little push bike and playing with other kids who throw toys. It's not like I'm going to make her wear it to her first day of school... Just tell the day before. And for the record I can see her pluse beating on the top of her head so this makes momma bear a bit nervous. And one more thing... It has cute bunny ears on it so she is fashion foward when she wears it. This is all how I'm justifing putting a helmet her. The doctors say she does not have to wear anything but what I think it's come down to is it's for me not her. But I'm sure you all figured that one out.

So what other exciting things about Purna since I have all your attention. She can say: mom, da, cat, dog, bird, and what's that. I do have very sad news to report however...the degalws are no longer. Yes sad I know. She is using sign language really well now which cuts down on the winning alot! She can sign: more (which she also used when she wants food and is hungery), all done, tired, and she made up a sign for my iPhone when she wants that, you know when she has to facebook or call random people in my contacts which happens daily. Sorry

So it's been a very succesful passed three months I would say and our sweet Purna is doing great. Not a day is taken for granted with her. Her next appt is not for nine months, that will be the a year. They will do and eye exam as well. So now she is just ready to be a toddler!!'
Here are some more current shots of her and video of her walking..... yes with her helmet!

You can see in this shot how her right eye on the outside corner still folds under a bit.

Purna's new friend Carlos Santana.

The walker!!

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She gets her dancing skills from her dad,.... Clearly!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Progression Purna

Here is the progression from the day before surgery July 5 to today July 22.



July 6 (day of surgery)

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

July 16

July 17

July 18

July 19

July 20

July 21 (two week post opp apt)

July 22 (today)

As epic, beautiful and strong as the Annapurna Mountain herself...

We love you baby Annapurna Ruth Vine. You are the most amazing, strong and beautiful little girl. Your sweet little spirt fills our hearts with so much joy every day. You completly nourish our lifes to to fullest.

Post Opp Purna

Well today was Purna's two week post opp appointment. The doctor said she looked really good. She came in and said well let's get the stiches cut out. Before she even finished her sentence Purna knew somthing was up and started to wine. I said she is not going to like this.... The doc says well she is going to be pissed either way so why do you leave, seeing in my face I was not going to like is any more then Purna. This is were daddy shines and mommy turns into a wimp. Daddy could not be with us tell tomorrow so grandma and grandpa took the lead on this one and I excused myself tell it was over. Not like Purna wants anymore doctors either but I'm so done. I know total wimp. Sorry Purna. My mom said she was more mad then in pain. As soon as they stoped she stoped crying. When I got back she was not crying just upset. I just can't take watching her in pain anymore even just a little. So they jut sniped the knots off the stiches and I'll just be pulling them out. She will be back in three months for another check up. I asked her about her eyes being tight and she said it will take a good two months to return to normal. The ligaments on the sides were cut so if she did not tack them up high and tight her eyes would be sagging. I knew all this I just wanted to hear it again. She already looks great so I'm happy!

We went to lunch after her appt and she fell fast asleep on grandpa chest. Then home for dinner and a bath. I took her on and evening walk since she is not going to sleep tell like 9 now.
Daddy will be back tomorrow so we are excited about that.

I will do another blog tomorrow of one photo for each day so we cam see in a row how each day she healed. I aslo want it for Purna's book I'm making. Then I will only be updating the blog a few times month. So check in now and again if you miss little Purna.

Joe and I want to thank all of you Purna followers so much for all you love an support. I'm sure you know how happy we are that our baby Purna is well one her way to a full recovery. Everyone of yours prayers and thoughts helped us get thew this experance. I had no idea when I started this blog that so many people would join us on this journey. We love our baby girl more than anything is this world and would of done anything for her not to have to of gone threw this. However we thank god everyday for her health and that there are amazing doctors and nurses in this world that dedicate their lives to medicine. I will not let a day go by now without looking at Purna and just saying thank you thank yo thank you.

Purna on her way to see the doctor...

Look how happy I am before my stiches were cut out. Doctor did a very good job. Look how happy mommy is the is the "Post" opp appt.

Look how much better my eyes are looking.

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